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Old 10-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #31
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So besides some clicking when I drive around nothing will really change until I shift into 4wd when I will gain the benefits?
That is correct. Steering is a bit more difficult but easily overcome.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #32
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Great write up, thank you!

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #33
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I am doing my install on the Dana 30 Saturday. I should not have to expect.to remove the ring gear from the carrier right? Also does anyone have the torque specs for the bearing retainers and hubs?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #34
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You shouldn't have to remove the ring gear from the carrier, no.

Here's a list of YJ torque specs: Jeep Wrangler YJ Vehicle TORQUE Specifications - TECH INFORMATION
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:50 AM   #35
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One other thing I have not been able to get a clear answer on. Break in period. I was planning on installing it, driving about 10 miles and hitting the trails to test it out. I thought unless you were changing carriers or the ring and pinion there is no break in period. I have seen other threads on this stating that lunchbox lockers have a 500 mile break in period same as a complete regear. Can someone give a solid answer on this? I am assuming there is not one regardless of what I heard unless someone tells me that is incorrect with a reason.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #36
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Never mind, just called manufacturer. No break in period required.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:22 PM   #37
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you made it look easy enough for me to do. nice!

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